How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (as a Blogger)7 min read

If there’s one thing I’m quite the expert on, that’s alienating a large, engaged audience.

Seriously.

I started my first blog back in April 2012. By November the same year I had over twenty-thousand readers. I was earning about $100 every single day, and my articles were read by close to a thousand people within the first 3–4 hours of posting new content.

Somehow, in my quest to increase my numbers, both in terms of readers and income, I lost friends and alienated a lot of people.

Just take a look at this statistic:

Here’s how you can do it as well in a couple easy to follow steps.

1. Believe You’re Entitled to Be Wildly Successful Just Because You Have a Blog

It was arrogant on my part to believe that I deserved a certain amount of money just because I was offering people content.

Truth be told, as the blogging world becomes more saturated, most times content is worth less than nothing.

Just because you post consistently, just because your articles are high-quality, this does not mean that you are entitled to earn X amount of money.

It’s a bitter truth, but there are countless other factors that determine whether or not you become a successful blogger, and some of them having nothing to do with the quality of the content you share.

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